Amazon Studios is becoming a reputable player in the entertainment industry, especially with the Amazon Prime program.
It also follows the trend of turning video games into movies and TV shows. The company announced today its first deal with dj2 Entertainment, which adapts video game titles for television and film.
“We’ve been doing a lot of Sony’s Uncharted movies lately, based on the Uncharted series of games. The product will hit theaters soon. This is the usual media strategy, focusing on past movies and games. The dj2 team has long believed that video games will one day serve as an incredible source for stories told on television and in movies. It is love and respect for the art form that has previously been successfully adapted,” said Dmitri M Johnson, CEO of dj2 Entertainment.
dj2 Entertainment will create and produce exclusive streaming content on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.
“I cannot express enough how excited we are to be working with the team at dj2 Entertainment,” said Nick Pepper, head of creative content at the studio, Amazon Studios. “The possibilities are endless for what we can create together for our global audience.”
dj2 Entertainment specializes in the production of video-game to TV adaptations/animation adaptations. Johnson founded companies that include Dan Jevons, Stephan Bugaj, Howard Bliss and Tim Stevenson. Their more recent projects are Sonic The Hedgehog, a sequel to theatrical release in April 2022; Tomb Raider: The Animated Series for Netflix.
One of Amazon Studios’ newest original feature film projects, Coyote Blue, starring Sterling Brown, is directed by Hanelle Culpepper and written by John Wick creator Derek Kolstad, and the winner. Game of the Year Award 2021.